Former Clemson soccer Head Coach Trevor Adair, 60, died October 27, 2020, at his home in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Adair coached the men’s soccer team from 1995 to 2008 and was the second-winningest coach in program history with a record of 174-91-26. His teams compiled a record of seven NCAA Tournament Round of 16 finishes, five finishes in the Elite Eight and one in the Final Four. He was twice chosen as the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year.
A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, he attended Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, playing four seasons on the soccer team. He graduated with a degree in economics and later was inducted into the Lock Haven University Athletic Hall of Fame.
After college, he was an assistant coach for nine seasons at the University of South Carolina, where he also earned a master’s degree in teaching. In 1990, he became head coach at Brown University before coming to Clemson. After leaving Clemson, he was associate head coach at Old Dominion University.
He is survived by his wife, Jody; two daughters, Megan Adair of Chester, Virginia, and Courtney Adair and partner Tyler Hogan of Atlanta, Georgia; and three siblings, Gary, Ian and Janice Adair, all of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Adair was a member of Clemson’s Tiger Brotherhood. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held in South Carolina in 2021 to allow his many communities to safely gather, to remember and honor him. A time and location will be available when events have been confirmed.
His full obituary is posted online.